DeVos answers ESSA questions before Senate subcommittee

DeVos answers ESSA questions before Senate subcommittee

June 5, 2018

Secretary DeVos answered questions about ESSA plans and implementation during a June 5 appearance before a subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander asked her whether any of the state plans she approved violated ESSA and “DeVos told him that all plans followed the law,” Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa reports. When it comes to the effectiveness of ESSA, DeVos told the committee: “The rubber will meet the road in the next year or so when they have it fully implemented… We have encouraged states to seize all the opportunity they have.”